Spitsbergen

Wildlife holidays, Polar expeditions and cruises in Arctic Svalbard

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Spitsbergen Holidays

Gane and Marshall provide dog sledding, Arctic expeditions, and Polar cruise holidays in and around Spitsbergen & the Svalbard archipelago. We also offer trekking on foot in summer and full Arctic expeditions onto the ice.

Wild Brazil

I had a fantastic time in Brazil! Saw an incredible 6 jaguars while at the houseboat.

Vicki

Our Spitsbergen Itineraries

Arctic Weekend

Explore a frozen ice cave, ride a snowmobile, and go mushing with huskies on this classic short break itinerary in Arctic Svalbard. Intended for families and small groups, this adventurous 5-day break can also be adapted to suit couples and solo travellers.

Destination

  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle
  • Norway

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £1300 pp

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Early Winter in Arctic Spitsbergen

October to mid-November is a unique time to travel in Arctic Spitsbergen, as the seasons change and as the Polar winter closes in. During this time of year, you can still expect a limited amount of light each day, allowing for daytime activities such as winter Fatbiking, walking tours and day cruises within the vicinity of Longyearbyen. As the season progresses, these activities take place against a backdrop of longer nights and the near-constant spectacle of the aurora borealis.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen
  • Norway

Experience

  • Polar Travel

Prices from £850 pp

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North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

2021/22 Departures Available | Sail to the northern coast of Spitsbergen and discover the immense glaciers of Raudfjorden and Liefdefjorden, as well the stunningly beautiful Seven Islands, on this 8-day Arctic voyage. Sailing along the pack-ice of northern Spitsbergen, you may also have an encounter with the king of the Arctic, the Polar Bear!

Destination

  • Arctic Cruises
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Circle

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Polar Travel

Prices from £2329 pp

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Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland

2021/22 Departures Available | Starting in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, and ending in Akureyri, Iceland, this 14-day expedition cruise will see you explore western Svalbard and the north-east coast of Greenland. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning coastal scenery as you explore the fjords of Spitsbergen and Greenland’s famous Scoresby Sound.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen
  • Arctic Cruises

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £5050 pp

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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

2021/22 Departures Available | This 10-day cruise sees you circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago. Travelling north from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s de facto capital, you’ll journey through the Krossfjorden and to the Seven Islands, in northernmost Svalbard, before returning to Longyearbyen via Barents Island. Along the way, you can hope to see fascinating wildlife and stunningly beautiful ice floes.

Destination

  • Arctic Circle
  • Spitsbergen

Experience

  • Cruise Holidays

Prices from £3885 pp

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Additional Information

Visa Requirements

Although Norwegian Svalbard is not covered by the Schengen Agreement, the same rules apply so far as visas are concerned. This means that citizens of EU member states and those countries (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia) with Schengen Area visa free travel agreements do not need a visa to travel to Spitsbergen or to Norway.

Family adventure in New Zealand

G&M stepped in at short notice and put together a great trip. We did everything we wanted to do, and more.

Valerie C.N. and family